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Psychophysiology

Psychophysiological research uses objective physiological measures such as brain imaging to advance our understanding of psychological processes. Researchers across IPEP are employing state-of-the art psychophysiological techniques to provide a more comprehensive understanding of existing concepts and to generate new breakthroughs in knowledge across all of our core research specialisms. This branch of our research portfolio has been a particularly successful source of grant capture.

Example projects include: research investigating the patterns of brain activity associated with mental resilience;

1) Ministry of Defence funded

2) Economic & Social Research Council funded research investigating the use of neurofeedback training (brain training) as a tool to speed up learning and enhance performance under pressure;

3) English Institute of Sport funded research investigating the psychophysiological characteristics of elite coaches.

Key Publications (recent):

Ring, C., Cooke, A., Kavussanu, M., McIntyre, D., & Masters, R. (2015). Investigating the efficacy of neurofeedback training for expediting expertise and excellence in sport. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 16, 118-127. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2014.08.005
Blanchfield, A., Hardy, J., & Marcora, S. (2014). Non-conscious visual cues related to affect and action alter perception of effort and endurance performance. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 967. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00967
Cooke, A., Kavussanu, M., McIntyre, D., Gallichio, G., Willoughby, A., & Ring, C. (2014). Preparation for action: Psychophysiological activity preceding a motor skill as a function of expertise, performance outcome and psychological pressure. Psychophysiology, 51, 374-384.DOI: 10.1111/psyp.12182
Cook, C. J., & Crewther, B. T. (2014). The social environment during a post-match video presentation affects the hormonal responses and playing performance in professional male athletes. Physiology & Behavior, 10, 170-175. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.04.001

Key Staff

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Dr Eleri Jones

Dr Andy Cooke

Dr Anthony Blanchfield

Dr Amy Hayes

Prof Lew Hardy

Prof Tim Woodman
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Dr James Hardy Dr Ross Roberts Dr Stuart Beattie

Postgraduates

Jordan Senior

Chelsey Dempsey

Leanne Simpson
     
Itzhak Zur Harry Manly  

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